How does Bluetooth low energy (BLE) communication work?

By on August 27, 2014 in Bluetooth

BLE communication consists primarily of “Advertisements”, or small packets of data, broadcast at a regular interval by Beacons or other BLE enabled devices via radio waves. BLE Advertising is a one-way communication method. Beacons that want to be “discovered” can broadcast, or “Advertise” self-contained packets of data in set intervals. These packets are meant to

How is BLE different from Regular Bluetooth?

By on August 27, 2014 in Bluetooth

Power Consumption: Bluetooth LE, as the name hints, has low energy requirements. It can last up to 3 years on a single coin cell battery. Lower Cost: BLE is 60-80% cheaper than traditional Bluetooth. Application: BLE is ideal for simple applications requiring small periodic transfers of data. Classic Bluetooth is preferred for more complex applications